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Double major worth it? Advice for premeds

By | 2018-02-22T20:52:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is a double major worth it....specifically is it worth all the extra time, grueling effort and stress? There's no easy answer that fits every situation. But here are some considerations when deciding your premed path. Will a double major impact your sGPA? A double major in say, biochemistry/genetics, or chemistry/engineering, or biology/physics, will set you [...]

Will disastrous freshman grades keep me from medical school?

By | 2018-02-20T10:57:43+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

This is a common question for premeds: If I do poorly in my first year of undergrad—even getting disastrous freshman grades—should I throw in the towel on medical school, or is there still hope? Don’t throw in the towel This is one of those situations where you might find a smidgeon of understanding and mercy [...]

5 top reasons not to go to medical school

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

This new post: "5 top reasons NOT to go to medical school" follows our recent post: "10 top reasons to go to medical school." If you read both posts, you'll realize there is very little crossover. That's because you are either physician material, or you aren't. While very many college students fancy themselves as ideal [...]

Premed or law…how do I choose?

By | 2017-10-30T15:31:05+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Premed or law...that's today's question... Doctor or attorney? It's down to decision time. When it comes down to it, these two career choices are distinctly different, and require a totally different undergrad path. Whether you choose premed or law, and how early you make the choice, will indeed matter in the long run. [...]

Extracurriculars boost med school applicants

By | 2017-09-12T18:29:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Believe it or not, earning good grades and a decent score on the MCAT—however challenging they may prove—are only the beginning to landing a spot in the medical school of your dreams. Extracurriculars boost med school applicants and can make the difference in acceptance or rejection. Before I go on, let me reassure you that you needn't freak out (unless [...]

Why (or why not) attend Caribbean medical school?

By | 2017-09-14T09:56:33+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Medical School|

Caribbean medical school, mon? Maybe you really like sunshine and sand, but that's not why people migrate south for medical school. Here's the reason: Caribbean schools, and in fact most foreign medical schools, are relatively easy to get into. Applicants with extremely low MCAT scores (491 is the lowest I've heard of), low cumulative and [...]

Is it time to quit pre-med?

By | 2017-10-31T16:50:59+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is your pre-med major burning you out? If your answer is yes, that's not necessarily a sign you should quit pre-med. But it's probably time to ask yourself (and probably not for the first time), whether pre-med is really right for you. Granted, I don't believe there's one "right" career for anyone, but there are definitely [...]

What’s the best way to get the cheapest pre-med textbooks?

By | 2017-09-13T14:28:58+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Pre Med Undergrad|

It all depends on how fast you need them and your budget. If you need them in a day or two, then you aren't getting the cheapest pre-med textbooks. You'll probably have to spend your grocery money, harboring passive-aggressive angst towards your school, the corporate world, and human beings in general, when you buy them [...]